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LAFC Acquires Free Agent, John McCarthy, From Inter Miami CF

Black & Gold Set To Unveil Many New Players

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(East Los Angeles, CA) January 26, 2022 [From The Editor’s Desk]: The 2022 MLS season is set to launch its pre-season schedule of (4) “Friendly” matches and the LAFC “Black & Gold” will be back in Banc of California Stadium as early as this coming Saturday, January 29th. At 12:00 noon they will take on the 2021 Supporters Shield Champion, the New England Revolution, and begin the showcasing of players they have recently acquired in the past off-season. A special note to all fans that this match will NOT be televised.


We now share with you below, the press announcement regarding the signing of goalkeeper, John McCarthy, that has been released by the Club’s Communications Department.

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And, just a reminder to LAFC fans that tickets for all Pre-season “Friendly” matches are available by clicking here.


       LAFC SIGNS FREE AGENT GOALKEEPER  JOHN McCARTHY


Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) announced on Monday, January 24th that it has signed free agent goalkeeper, John McCarthy, through 2022 with a club option for the 2023 season.


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“John brings great MLS experience to our Club and will provide depth to our roster,” LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington said. “We expect he will help our team both on and off the field.”


McCarthy, 29, joins LAFC after spending the 2020 and 2021 seasons with Inter Miami CF where he made a total of 21 appearances (20 starts) over two years, registering three clean sheets. The Philadelphia native started his MLS career with the Philadelphia Union in 2015 and has played a total of (3,750) MLS regular season minutes in goal, appearing in (42) matches and tallying seven career shutouts.


McCarthy played for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the United Soccer League (USL) Championship in 2019, registering 10 clean sheets in (30) overall appearances and recording the third best goals against average per 90 minutes (0.86 / 90 minutes).

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McCarthy signed with the Union in 2015 and made his MLS debut on April 11, 2015 vs. NYCFC. McCarthy helped the Union to a runner-up finish in the 2015 U.S. Open Cup in his first season. Additionally, McCarthy made (26) appearances and recorded (10) shutouts on loan for the Union’s USL affiliate, Bethlehem Steel from 2016-2018.



In 2014 McCarthy started his professional career, joining USL Pro side Rochester New York FC, where he was named USL Rookie of the Year, USL Goalkeeper of the Year, and USL All-League First Team after recording 10 clean sheets in 18 appearances.


The six-foot-one goalkeeper was a collegiate star at La Salle University from 2010-2013, becoming school’s all-time leader in saves (468), shutouts, 28 and games played (75) for the Explorers.


{Personal Background} Name: John McCarthy; Position: Goalkeeper; Born: 7/4/1992; Height: 6’1”; Weight: 185 lbs; Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA; Hometown: Cinnaminson, NJ; Citizenship: USA; Last Club: Inter Miami CF


 {TRANSACTION} Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) signs free agent goalkeeper John McCarthy.


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